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Old 08-13-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes, especially on a Christianity forum...thanks for the sage advice!

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Good advice.

This is also good advice:

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes

It is possible to be both.
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes, I condone my sweet neighbors.
Good. If they are as sweet as you say, they won't be offended if you share your faith with them.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Good. If they are as sweet as you say, they won't be offended if you share your faith with them.
Why would I share my faith with them? So they can run from me every time they see me as another fanatic...no way.
That's what many here do, best way ever to polarize people from us and God.

They are what they are they have heard people talk at them, even on street corners...I would never be that person...they will know me by my actions...and that I dropped a sentence or 2 that God is very imp in my life.
Only with the Catholic lady did we have a long talk about Grace.

Gotta know your audience, comes with wisdom.


Ps No one is ashamed of the gospel...I'm ashamed of my brothers and sisters that do not know
how to love people wherever they are at, be friends with them, be a support to them in need...
but would rather egotistical shove (And I mean push their beliefs onto others)...that have already been there, most of them....that is why they turned pagan or atheist....because of fanantical teachings pushed onto them.
No way...not my style.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: New England
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People are offended by the mere mention of God, so some people find it easier to never even mention it, and instead simply condone/approve everything that happens around them.
Others are offended easily when their beliefs are questioned too. "I along with many others have always believed what we do, how possibly could we be wrong?" is voice of fundamentalists that keeps them in darkness. When will christians begin to listen to what their hearts are telling them, rather than what their established and cherished beliefs are telling them?. The darkness that Jesus said men love is the beliefs that stop you being open. You cannot contain truth in a book, a mental lockbox in your head, there's always more, but you will never see the more while you believe you already have all truth that there is.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:01 AM
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Location: Walt Disney World
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Why would I share my faith with them? So they can run from me every time they see me as another fanatic...no way.
That's what many here do, best way ever to polarize people from us and God.

They are what they are they have heard people talk at them, even on street corners...I would never be that person...they will know me by my actions...and that I dropped a sentence or 2 that God is very imp in my life.
Only with the Catholic lady did we have a long talk about Grace.

Gotta know your audience, comes with wisdom.


Ps No one is ashamed of the gospel...I'm ashamed of my brothers and sisters that do not know
how to love people wherever they are at, be friends with them, be a support to them in need...
but would rather egotistical shove (And I mean push their beliefs onto others)...that have already been there, most of them....that is why they turned pagan or atheist....because of fanantical teachings pushed onto them.
No way...not my style.
You don’t have to be polarizing to share your faith. If the subject comes up in conversation, there’s your opportunity! After all, wouldn’t you like for your friends and neighbors to have what you have?
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Tolerance post?
Maybe
But will only take you so far -when your neighbors think they have the right to take your stuff and kill you bek you are different
Then -although you do not believe in guns nor God
You better make that 911 call and pray and a man with a gun shows up in time
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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You don’t have to be polarizing to share your faith.
If the subject comes up in conversation, there’s your opportunity!
After all, wouldn’t you like for your friends and neighbors to have what you have?
I said, 'Know your audience'...OF COURSE, if they were open that's all I DO in my life is talk about spiritual stuff with, not to or at my friends! Give me any opening and I'm there!
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Why would I share my faith with them? So they can run from me every time they see me as another fanatic...no way.
So, the only way to keep them as friends is to avoid offending them with the Gospel. They seem to be somewhat on the intolerant side.
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Ps No one is ashamed of the gospel...
If you say so.....
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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So, the only way to keep them as friends is to avoid offending
them with the Gospel. They seem to be somewhat on the intolerant side.
No, and no one said that ...

They are neighbors you live by for 30 years or more...not exactly friends, per se..
If anyone speaks about God, church, dogma, Krishna, salvation, Wicca to someone that does not want to hear
it.. it's rude, pushy and like talking to a politician in front of your Do Not Disturb sign. Unwanted.

Clients that love me and ask me about my life, and I know are Christians, even a little, I tell them all sorts of things,
you can't shut me up (after I ask, ' Is it alright I talk about this stuff?') and then they come to me with questions to help them at work or something.

Many have no clue, "How exactly do I give my burdens to God? Cuz I gotta problem!"

Point is, know your audience...speak to those that are receptive and don't go over board, cuz
you live next to them and ya don't want them running from you.
I've heard stories about them staying inside cuz so and so is weeding..she 'talks their ear off'.
They don't hide from me; they walk over when they see me and have nice chats.
If I say something about God it's because they are ok with it and KNOW after 20 yrs that's all it will be:
a mention of some gratitude.

Anyone here been talking with their neighbors about eternal torment and torture in hell, and all the adulterers around,
suggesting they go to your great church, by any chance?
How'd ya do?

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Old 08-13-2018, 12:32 PM
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Location: Walt Disney World
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No, and no one said that ...

They are neighbors you live by for 30 years or more...not exactly friends, per se..
If anyone speaks about God, church, dogma, Krishna, salvation, Wicca to someone that does not want to hear
it.. it's rude, pushy and like talking to a politician in front of your Do Not Disturb sign. Unwanted.


Clients that love me and ask me about my life, and I know are Christians, even a little, I tell them all sorts of things,
you can't shut me up (after I ask, ' Is it alright I talk about this stuff?') and then they come to me with questions to help them at work or something.


Many have no clue, "How exactly do I give my burdens to God? Cuz I gotta problem!"


Point is, know your audience...speak to those that are receptive and don't go over board, cuz
you live next to them and ya don't want them running from you.
I've heard stories about them staying inside cuz so and so is weeding..she 'talks their ear off'.
They don't hide from me; they walk over when they see me and have nice chats.
If I say something about God it's because they are ok with it and KNOW after 20 yrs that's all it will be:
a mention of some gratitude.

Anyone here been talking with their neighbors about eternal torment and torture in hell, and all the adulterers around,
suggesting they go to your great church, by any chance?
How'd ya do?
If you’re going to share the gospel with someone, you will need to point out that “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Then you can share that “God so loved the world...”
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